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Kenya Simbas’ November 2021 fixtures

Kenya Simbas Brian Tanga evades an Senegalese opponent in a past Rugby Africa Cup clash. Photo Courtesy/ Denis Acre-Half.

Kenya Simbas are scheduled to play four matches in South Africa during the November Internationals window.

According to the Union, the side will warm up for the Quadrangular tournament with a clash against Carling Currie Cup Champions Team. The Simbas were confirmed as the inaugural opponents in next month’s Champions Match where they will face the best of South African domestic rugby.

Paul Odera charges will face Champion Team, consisting of players selected by fans from any of the seven Carling Currie Cup Premier Division teams.

The match is a bold initiative between Carling Black Label, sponsor of the Currie Cup, and SA Rugby who have joined forces with the intention of recognizing and rewarding the champion voices of rugby fans – who will play selector for the match.

The match will be played at Loftus Versfeld on 6 November 2021.

Kenya Simbas will then return to action eight days later for a Quadrangular semi-final clash against Africa Champions Namibia. It will be the first encounter against Namibia since the 2018 Africa Gold Cup final.

Brazil and Zimbabwe are scheduled to face off in the second semi-final of the Quadrangular Tournament. The winners of the clash will face off in the final set for 20 November in Stellenbosch.

The Simbas are also expected to play against Cheetahs in a friendly match scheduled for Bloemfontein on 25 November.

Kenya Simbas November itinerary

6th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Currie Cup select- Loftus Versfeld on 6 November 2021.

14th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs Namibia (Semi-Final) – Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch

20th November 2021 – Kenya Simbas vs TBC -Stellenbosch Quadrangular, Stellenbosch

25th November 2021 –  Kenya Simbas vs Cheetahs -Bloemfontein

Simbas Training Squad for November internationals

Forwards: Ian Njenga (Nondescripts), Nesta Okotch (Impala Saracens), Joseph Odero (Kabras Sugar), Eugene Sifuna (Kabras Sugar), Griffin Musila (KCB), Boniface Ochieng (Kenya Harlequin), Ephraim Oduor (Kabras Sugar), Patrick Ouko (KCB), Melvin Thairu (Kenya Harlequin), George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), Thomas Okeyo (Nakuru), Emmanuel Silungi (Homeboyz), Brian Juma (Kabras Sugar), Joshua Chisanga (Kenya Harlequin), Bethwel Anami* (Strathmore Leos), George Omolla* (Mwamba), Dan Sikuta (Kabras Sugar), Brian Amaitsa (Nondescripts), Fidel Oloo (Nondescripts), Steve Sakari (Mwamba RFC), Elkeans Musonye (Impala Saracens), Tony Owuor (Mwamba)

Backs: Samson Onsomu (Impala Saracens), Barry Robinson (Kabras Sugar), Brian Wahinya (Blak Blad), Jone Kubu (Kabras Sugar), Charles Kuka (Mwamba), Brian Tanga (Kabras Sugar), Timothy Okwemba (Menengai Oilers), Derrick Ashiundu (Kabras Sugar), John Okoth (Nakuru), Vincent Onyala (KCB), Samuel Asati (KCB), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Darwin Mukidza (KCB), Michael Kimwele (KCB), Jacob Ojee (KCB), Isaac Njoroge (KCB), Anthony Odhiambo (Impala Saracens), Andrew Matoka (Strathmore Leos)

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